The murder of four Colombian union leaders in January prompted Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, to urge President Obama to postpone indefinitely the implementation of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement, approved by the U.S Congress in October.
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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told participants at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference in Miami Friday that as president he would protect and expand legal immigration that conforms to the needs of the business community.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told participants in the Hispanic Leadership Network conference in Miami Friday that the U.S. needs to maximize trade and competition in Latin America.
Congress yesterday approved three free trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama, with supporters touting U.S. job creation and opponents arguing the measures will cause American job losses and pointing out the persistent anti-union violence in Colombia.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance will hold hearings today to consider bills to implement three free trade agreements, including the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, mired in controversy since its proposal under the Bush administration.
President Obama sent new free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama to Congress on Monday, a move many Florida Republicans are praising despite reports of potential American job losses and persistent anti-labor violence in Colombia.